Lichen Parmelia Perlata is a stone flower, known as best pain reliever and natural head lice removal. It’ll be useful if you complain of itchy head due to other reasons. It’s also famous for its incredible capabilities in healing of wounds and reducing inflammation. It’s really good for period aches, especially if you prefer natural pain relief.
Each part of this stone flower — from the roots till the leaves — has a lot of useful properties. What is also important It retains its medicinal features for a long time, during all the summer. Its colour is something medium between of gray and green, its height is about 5 cm. It can be even consumed in broth and salads.
Lichen Parmelia Perlata grows massively in different places. Our touristic groups from Ecozone are gathering medicinal plants quite often, our favorite routes are in the south and south-east of Russia, and in Ukraine also — in its steppes and semi-deserts. Lichen Parmelia is our aim also, of course. Each summer we go to some trainings at powerful and\or sacred places on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, in Crimea, on the coast of the Sea of Azov, where we do not miss an opportunity to gather Parmelee for our own needs and for Ecozone’s guests. It should be at hand both as best pain reliever and for reducing inflammation, healing of wounds, etc. Besides, a lot of people have some kind of period aches.
Lichen Parmelia Perlata is not being used widely in the official medicine, but maybe it’s just temporarily omission. While in the alternative medicine it’s extremely popular plant, especially in healing of the digestive and respiratory systems. However, since the chemical composition of this remarkable lichen has not been studied in details hitherto, the mechanism of its action is also not known for certain. While the centuries-old practice proved that the crude drug made from Parmelee, for example teas and decoctions, has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, astringent and styptic properties.
That is why it is so effective against stomach disorders, including bloody diarrhea, stomach ulcers, also with bleeding, acute colitis, etc. In the years of the war on the basis of Parmelia doctors prepared ointments that had been used for the treatment of wounds and ulcers in the extreme conditions of war when there was a lack of remedies for reducing inflammation and healing wounds. Head lice removal was also in need, of course.
In peaceful times lichen Parmelia keeps its popularity. If you wash purulent sores with decoction of lichen Parmelia, they will heal in 3-4 days. If you cough drink this stone flower also because it promotes sputum departs. It’s good as anti-viral and anti-fungal agent also. And it’s still popular as a natural head lice removal.
This «specialization» causes the most popular recipes of using lichen Parmelia Perlata in alternative medicine:
- In cases of stomach disorders and bronchitis, pour a glass of boiling water 3 teaspoons of lichen Parmelia, boil at low heat for 10 minutes, then remove from the gas-stove, cover with a heater for the kettle or wrapped in a blanket, and let in infuse for about 2 hours. Strain the infusion and drink 2 tablespoons three times a day.
- For external using as compresses to wash sores and festering wounds pour a glass of boiling water 2 tablespoons of the lichen Parmelia, boil on low heat for 10 minutes, keep under the cover for 8-10 hours and strain.
- For a long time healing wounds grind the dried lichen in powder, mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with one cup of liquid pork suet. Put in a water bath for 5 hours. Then strain.
And, surely, always remember about this stone flower as a best pain reliever for any period aches, especialy if you are looking for natural pain relief, and as remedy for reducing inflammation.